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The GreenDroid Mobile Application Processor: An Architecture for Silicon's Dark Future
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 86-95
Nathan Goulding-Hotta, University of California, San Diego
Jack Sampson, University of California, San Diego
Ganesh Venkatesh, University of California, San Diego
Saturnino Garcia, University of California, San Diego
Joe Auricchio, University of California, San Diego
Po-Chao Huang, Univesity of California, San Diego
Manish Arora, University of California, San Diego
Siddhartha Nath, University of California, San Diego
Vikram Bhatt, University of California, San Diego
Jonathan Babb, University of California, San Diego
Steven Swanson, University of California, San Diego
Michael Bedford Taylor, University of California, San Diego

Dark silicon has emerged as the fundamental limiter in modern processor design. The GreenDroid mobile application processor demonstrates an approach that uses dark silicon to execute general-purpose smartphone applications with 11 times less energy than today's most energy-efficient designs.

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Index Terms:
conservation core, utilization wall, dark silicon, heterogeneous many-core systems, c-core, GreenDroid, mobile application processor
Citation:
Nathan Goulding-Hotta, Jack Sampson, Ganesh Venkatesh, Saturnino Garcia, Joe Auricchio, Po-Chao Huang, Manish Arora, Siddhartha Nath, Vikram Bhatt, Jonathan Babb, Steven Swanson, Michael Bedford Taylor, "The GreenDroid Mobile Application Processor: An Architecture for Silicon's Dark Future," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 86-95, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.18
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